Bhutto Assassination Will Impact U.S. Politics In Coming Days

The story of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination will dominate the news for days and clearly drive the conversation on the presidential campaign trail in terms of which candidate has the foreign policy chops to handle such a crisis.

Reaction from members of Congress is beginning to trickle in, but it's not clear yet how Capitol Hill will respond to the growing crisis in Pakistan. One GOP Senate aide says more foreign aid may be in store for the increasingly unstable country. 

Several  Democrats have already sent out statements, and the Crypt will update with additional comments from congressional leaders.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a long shot presidential candidate, used the Bhutto assassination to take a veiled shot at President Bush's foreign policy.

"She was truly dedicated to the people of Pakistan," Kucinich said. "The United States must change its policy direction in the region. It must stop adding fuel to the fire.”